10 Largest Cricket Stadiums in the World
The grounds stand as a silent witness to the ethereal deeds of the sporting heroes who carve their names in the history books.
Updated - Feb 24, 2021 2:30 pm
8. MA Chidambaram stadium, JSCA International cricket stadium and Ekana Cricket Stadium
The eighth-place is occupied by three cricket stadiums, that have a seating capacity of 50000 each. The MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai is a ground that is replete with memories and will always occupy a special place in the hearts of Indian cricketing aficionados. Also called the Chepauk stadium, the ground witnessed the second Tied Test ever in the history of the game, when Australia and India played out a humdinger of a clash in the year 1986.
The MA Chidambaram stadium has played host to 32 Test matches till now. The highest individual score by an Indian in Tests was recorded on this ground in the year 2008 when Virender Sehwag blazed his way to 319 against South Africa. The MA Chidambaram stadium has also hosted 22 ODI’s and 2 T20Is.
The JSCA International cricket stadium, also with a capacity of 50000 seats, has hosted 2 Tests, 5 ODI’s and 2 T20Is thus far. The first international cricket match on this ground was played in the year 2013 when India took on England in an ODI game. The last time the stadium hosted an international match was in the year 2019, when India thrashed South Africa by an innings and 202 runs.
The Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Stadium is another stadium with a capacity of 50000. The ground has hosted one Test, three ODIs, and four T20Is thus far. India has not yet played a Test match at this venue.